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message 1: by Tatiana (new)

Tatiana As far as vamp series go, this is my fave, but I see your point. Nice review. If you read the 2nd book you might enjoy Adrian more than Dimitri.

message 2: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy Yes, I think I will read the second book. I did actually enjoy it to some extent. I probably should have mentioned how impressed I was with her responsible depiction of depression, particularly teenage depression.

Now off to wiki this "Adrian" and see what I am getting myself in for!

CJ - let me hold both your hands in the holes of my sweater "Over all, it's not a bad read if you're into teenage romances and school stories. The School aspect plays a major role in this book, particularly the politics of the average teen life. For those who were immensely glad to leave high school behind, this book may not be for you"

Yeah, this was part of my problem. It felt too young and too flat for me.

message 4: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy Exactly - I find it hard to get involved in a story that reflects the golden (or not so golden) age of pimples and catfights over what amounts to - nothing!

Was too young but I enjoyed the second and third book because the focus was taken off the school aspect.

message 5: by Sheree (new)

Sheree Yeah I do agree with your review. I really don't recommend this book for any young teenagers

message 6: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy Yeah, I really wasn't into this first book.

message 7: by J.D. (new)

J.D. Field Love your analysis of the different species dynamics.

message 8: by Velvia (new)

Velvia Keithley I liked these books, but I laughed so hard at your review. You are completely right. The premise is a bit ridiculous. Good review!!!

message 9: by Mei (new)

Mei Now that you mention it, dhampirs (or whatever they're called) should totally take over the Miory (I'm bad with names...). Like during the entire book I was like, "That is totally unfair... like so basically you become their slaves without ever living a real life so you could eventually reproduce with one then have them abandon you? Like what's the point of living only to become a servant." I kind of what to slap a Miory right now... like this is exactly like racism...

message 10: by Sasha (new)

Sasha  Mizaree (Reviews) yeah, I really didn't appreciate the dynamics, and the hypocrisy. I'll have sex with you but you're not good enough to marry. I'll suck your blood and let it keep me alive, but I'll look down on you. Greaat.

Pandionhalatius37.6 It wasn't bad, right? But not shocking, either. I got a sense of... I'm not sure, distance I guess. The slave thing would have made this much better.

message 12: by Juliet (new)

Juliet I agree with most of your review except for the part of the two main love interests. I think Dimitri and Rose's love was real, not just something thrown together by the author. The brief fling between Jesse and Rose was something unecessary thrown in by the author. Also, what do you think of Rose's personality? I really wanna know what you think cuz your reviews are always so awesome lol :)

message 13: by Brittany (new)

Brittany Suggestion: I don't know if you have already, but you should check out Cassandra Clare's books. While the characters in that series are younger than the ones in this series (15-17? vs. VA's 17-18?), it doesn't feel like a young person's book. The Mortal Instruments is probably my favorite series (though Clare's prequel series The Infernal Devices are amazing as well). Check out City of Bones, and you won't be disappointed.

message 14: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy Hi Brittany,

Thank you for your suggestion. here is my review of City of Bones and here is my review of Clockwork Angel.

Thank you for taking the time to rec something though. I always appreciate recommendations!



message 15: by Haley (new)

Haley If you didn't totally enjoy this book I suggest trying other richelle mead books to maybe suggest a new opinion. One I enjoyed of hers was Storm Born. It is the first of the Dark Swan series.

message 16: by Lilila (new)

Lilila hahahaha i always love to read your reviews! they always make me laugh, even if i loved the book!!! :) :)

message 17: by Somerandom (new)

Somerandom You know I kind of assumed the Maori brainwashed them for generations. Like in Underworld, these strong Lycans were being used as bodyguards for the vampires simply because they were so downtrodden and controlled. I figured that eons ago the Dhampirs were just controlled until generations later they somehow construed the idea that what they were doing was an important duty that they were honored to do.

message 18: by Rachel (new)

Rachel I agree with Lilila! Your reviews are absolutely hilarious :)

message 19: by Paula (new)

Paula I was soo confused with who sucks whom and that means what. You really cleared that up for me. They need to put that part in the back of the book. "If you are still confined refer to pg.207 where this paragraph explains who sucks and who is a blood whore and why that's bad" tho I like @Somerandom's theory or should I say Underworlds theory on how Dhampirs are the strong non ruling silent bodyguard type in all this. On your review alone I shall attempt the next book in this series.

message 20: by Marla (new)

 Marla I just finished the last book (Last Sacrifice) this week and it was my favorite of the whole series.

I really liked Vampire Academy and I *swoon* adore Dimitri, but you had some great points! You're right, dhampirs probably should revolt or intermarriage should be accepted, so everyone can have little dhampirs.

I liked Rose better in other books, but I did have a hard time with Dimitri's attraction to an underage student, but he's too awesome to be a perv. And she does grow up.

message 21: by Wenjie (new)

Wenjie Yes, and another thing is that the Moroi vampires are literally freakin MAGICAL, but they won't use that against the Strigoi?? Why??? And why do the Strigoi hate the Moroi again?

message 22: by Beige (new)

Beige I'll make this short. If you don't like teen paranormal romance books, don't read teen paranormal romance books. Wow, that was easy.

message 23: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy I'll make this short. I've read about 10x the number of YA books as you have. So one could question who the real fan is. Phew, that should have been easy to grasp, but apparently not.

message 24: by Jo (new)

Jo Kat, these books were the Kindle daily deal a few days ago. I passed on them and after reading your review, I am glad I did. They don't sound bad, just not my cup of tea.

message 25: by Richard (last edited Feb 13, 2014 04:22AM) (new)

Richard Guscott Beige wrote: "I'll make this short. If you don't like teen paranormal romance books, don't read teen paranormal romance books. Wow, that was easy."

Bro, do you even review? She gave it three stars! Not two, not one, but three! Hover your mouse over the three star, what does it say? I liked it. Yeah. She liked it. Go back to your Twilight forums and discuss how Harry Potter fans are just Nazis with wands or something. That should make you feel just an itty bit better.

message 26: by Malinalli (new)

Malinalli Great story, but horrible writing.

message 27: by Ellie (new)

Ellie You make a lot of very good, very pertinent points. It actually made me rethink my view on the book. So, you know, thanks.

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